Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for SE England visits MK

15 February 2018

MILTON KEYNES GREEN PARTY 

Press Notice - 13/02/2018

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, visited Milton Keynes on Tuesday, 13 February, to help launch the local Green Party's election campaign at a 'Pancake Party Social' event and visit a community energy project.

The senior Green politician began his trip with a visit to the Wolverton Community Energy project at the Camphill Community in Willen Park [1]. The organisation was featured in the 2015 'Taking Back the Power' community energy report [2] and Mr Taylor used the visit to get an update on their activities across Milton Keynes. The Green MEP was joined on this visit by Milton Keynes Green Party representatives.

Left to right: Gill Kirkup and Alan Francis of MK Green Party, Keith Taylor MEPTim Davies of Camphill and Jane Grindley, of Wolverton Community Energy 

In the evening, Mr Taylor was the special guest at the Milton Keynes Green Party's 'Pancake Party Social' event at Centrecom. The meeting was both a celebration, with drinks music and pancakes (vegan and non-vegan), and the unofficial launch of the Party's local election campaign. He was joined by Alex Price, Green Party candidate for Broughton ward in the May elections.

MK Greens Pancake Party.  Keith Taylor, GP MEP for SE England is wearing his scarf.  Behind him in the blue shirt is Alex Price, the Broughton Ward
candidate for the local elections in May.

Speaking about his visit Keith Taylor said, Its great to be back in Milton Keynes again with all my Green friends. Earlier today on my visit to Camphill I was truly inspired by the work there. Their principled belief in the value of humanity is a breath of fresh air in today’s troubled political climate. And seeing a large array of solar panels on the roof generating clean electricity shows the way forward for power generation. Today we also toasted success to MK Greens as they launch their campaign for the local elections with a pancake social. I am a lemon and sugar man!”

ENDS

 [1] Keith Taylor MEP met Tim Davies, Chief Executive of Camphill Communities, and Jane Grindley, Director of Wolverton Community Energy, at the Camphill Communities estate on Japonica Lanes, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY.

 [2]http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Taking-Back-The-Power_Community-Energy-in-the-South-East.compressed.pdf

Note: Keith is the Green MEP for the South East of England and is one of 50 Greens/EFA MEPs in the European Parliament. He sits on the Committee on Transport and Tourism, and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. He is a member of the European Parliaments delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council which works to forge greater links between MEPs and parliamentarians in Palestine. Keith is also Vice Chair of the Parliament's Intergroup on animal welfare and a member of the Parliament's Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.






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